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RASTEAU 2017 AC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LAVAU
This very respectable Rasteau is a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah. It ss showing very well - certainly much better/riper than the previous 2015. It has a very deep intense purple colour and an attractive, gently spicy, warm, ripe, intense, plummy-cherry-cassis nose with some bright, cedar-licorice notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, and quite well structured, it’s tangy, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, fairly high acid, garrigue-tinged, faintly smoky finish. This blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah has 14,5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L191204G on the back label. CSPC 394650
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Con Oen
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(90 points)
Bright, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Earthen notes of crushed stone and dried porcini lend complexity to ripe, luscious blackberry and cassis flavors. A blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, it's plump and intensely fruity but balanced by fresh acidity and a pleasantly bitter rim of minerality on the finish. Best now-2027. Score - 92 (Anna Lee C. Iijima, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2020) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 26, 2021
Cases bought 350 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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